Are you selling or leasing your home? If so, you will need a professional pool safety certificate to prove to your new tenants or home buyers that your pool is indeed safe. Even for regular homeowners who are not planning on selling, it is advisable to have pool safety certification as it adds value to your property and ensures that your pool is safe for your friends and little ones to enjoy. As we all know, a pool can definitely pose a danger if it is not properly secured.
Pool Safety Checklist
If you want to pass your pool safety certification, you’ll need to meet a few requirements, including:
- A CPR sign near your pool
- Your pool needs to be on the Australian Pool Safety Register
- Gates need to be able to lock from any position and must swing away from the pool.
- Gate latches need to be 1-5 metres from the ground up if on the outside of the gate
- There needs to be a barrier around the pool. This barrier needs to meet certain requirements, like the vertical rails being a maximum of 100mm apart, and there should be no climbable objects near the barrier
- Barriers need to be 1200mm from the ground up at least
What Happens If I Fail To Meet the Requirements?
If you don’t meet the mandated requirements, you may be given a nonconformity notice. However, there are exceptions in which pool owners can opt for a re-inspection in two days time, or they can reach an agreement in which they will get the necessary repairs taken care of in the next 20 days.
As long as you have your checklist in order, you shouldn’t have to worry about failing your pool safety inspection. That being said, it is best to speak to a trusted professional beforehand to see if there is anything you may have missed or if there are any repairs you can do before your inspection.
Are you thinking about getting pool safety certification? Contact Pacific Smoke Alarms, and we can send a certified inspector to assess your pool. Feel free to contact us on 1300 355 483 should you have any questions regarding pricing and requirements.